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French Cleat Shop Storage Wall & Loft

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In my shop there is a small area I share with other tenants with some food storage and a fridge and microwave, so I decided to close it off to keep the dust out and add a bunch of wall and loft storage space. The frame is all 2×4 construction, fastened together with 3″ deck screws (because I had an …

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Building a Reclaimed Wood Door from Scratch (Mission Style)

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This is a mission style 2 panel door made from a really old piece of reclaimed pine and a piece of glass salvaged from a door I found in the trash. The piece of pine belonged to my great-grandfather who’s daughter (my grandmother) still lives in the house that he built back in the 50s. Joints between the pieces of …

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Upcycled LVL Vase & Metal Flowers

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Think before you buy, your money casts a vote. Reclaim. Upcycle. Vase made from a scrap piece of LVL structural beam, flowers made from salvaged metal from a broken printer — both of which were saved from the dumpster & the landfill.

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Custom Dining Room Built-In

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Built-in renovating an old house to fit a larger fridge on the back side. Made from tongue and groove fir paneling with a fir countertop. Partnered with reused and new cabinets at the base.

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Garage Steps Build

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New set of garage steps to replace a single box step that had seen better days. New stairs include composite decking to match to outside decks, smaller riser height to make them easier to climb, and a hand rail.

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Simple Kitchen Island Build

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Simple kitchen island made with a 2×4 frame and finished with oak plywood and trim. Colored with stain and lacquer to match the existing cabinets. Home owner decided to add an island to the kitchen when redoing the kitchen counters with granite.

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Custom Wall Mounted Coat Hanger

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This custom coat hanger was made to wrap around two walls at the entry door of the house. It holds 4 double coat hooks and the thick trim piece at the top offers storage for small objects. The coved trim piece is a cool thing to make and it offers a really nice look a wide range of applications.

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Kitchen-Living Room Passthrough Window

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This house felt much too divided between spaces, so during the remodel I added a pass through window between the kitchen and living room. Work for this included a structural header as well as trim at the opening and a granite sill which matches the kitchen counters. I think this fairly simple addition added a lot to the space.

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Country Club Fence Repair

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A microburst blew through the country club and tipped the fence right over along with a bunch of large trees on the golf course. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen again!

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Deck Renovation

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This deck had some wood decking that was in really tough shape and the railing were not to code (they were too short and the lattice is not strong enough). Decking was removed and replaced and railings were extended above 36″ and balusters were added.